Still in the planning stages of a six night stay (not including the first night when we fly in from the NYC area to Kona). We are considering staying in the Hawi area. I know this is way out of the way, but I hear the area is beautiful. I figure a day trip into Kona and a night staying over in Volcanoes, would you recommend Hawi or the North Kohala area? We like the relax at the beach, kayak, hike, and more or less get away from the typical tourist-y areas. Hawi seems like a really interesting place. Worth a 6 night trip? Or would you suggest south Kohala instead?